Typically, you will be given two puffs twice a day.
Seretide Evohaler is available in three strengths. We’ll let you know which strength you require. Always follow your doctor’s instructions when taking this medication. Please contact us via your Patient Record if you have any questions.
Seretide Evohaler is a reliever and a preventer at the same time. Salmeterol and fluticasone propionate are the active ingredients.
Salmeterol is a bronchodilator that works for a long time. Bronchodilators are medications that relax the muscles in the lungs and widen the airways, making breathing easier.
Fluticasone propionate belongs to the corticosteroid class of medications, which are also known as steroids. Steroids have an anti-inflammatory effect, which means they reduce irritation and swelling in the airways, making breathing problems like asthma easier to manage.
The Seretide Evohaler immediately aids in breathing control.
Seretide Evohaler, when used on a daily basis, can help prevent asthma attacks and control symptoms like wheezing or a nighttime cough. In a few days, you should notice a difference.
In the event of a sudden breathing problem, you should have a reliever inhaler on hand, such as Ventolin (salbutamol).
When using your inhaler, stand or sit up straight. Remove the mouthpiece cover and inspect the inside for cleanliness. Shake the inhaler 4-5 times before using.
Hold the inhaler upright with your thumb on the base and fingers on the top, forming a C shape with your hand. Exhale as far as you feel comfortable, then place the mouthpiece between your teeth in your mouth. Avoid biting it by closing your lips around it.
Inhale through your mouth, then press down on the top of the canister to release a puff of medicine just as you begin to inhale. Continue to inhale slowly and deeply. Take a deep breath and hold it for as long as you feel comfortable.
After 30 seconds, repeat the process to take another puff. After each use, replace the mouthpiece cover.
It can irritate the throat or cause thrush in the mouth. Brushing your teeth, gargling, and/or rinsing your mouth with water after each use can all help.
When using Seretide Evohaler, some people experience headaches, muscle pain, and aching joints.
See the patient information leaflet for a complete list of side effects. If you have any concerns about side effects, please contact us through your Patient Record.
Seretide Evohaler should be safe to take with other medications. However, it’s critical that you tell us about any prescription, over-the-counter, or recreational medications you’re taking so that we can safely prescribe Seretide Evohaler.
We will not be able to prescribe Seretide Evohaler to you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have ever needed intensive care treatment for your asthma, or if you have been admitted to hospital because of your symptoms in the previous year.